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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Local couple honored for saving people from Holocaust

Posthumous honors today for a couple who left Wellesley in 1939 and headed for Europe where they saved almost 2,000 Jews from Nazis during World War II.

Martha and Waitstill Sharp became only the second and third Americans to be inducted into the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial's "Righteous Among the Nations" group for non-Jews who saved Jews, The Associated Press reports today.

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